One man said it was getting towards the long days and the short nights now. T'other one said THIS warn't one of the short ones, he reckoned. And then they laughed, and he said it over again, and they laughed again... -- Mark Twain
Fox presents the ultimate, ultimate practical joke with their latest and
MY BIG FAT OBNOXIOUS PRESIDENT
Let's see: Offensive behavior? Check. Gutting the Constitution? Check. Zany
foreign policy decisions? Wailing and gnashing of teeth? Check. Obnoxious
people? Check. That can mean only one thing: it's time for Fox's newest
The six hundred episode program, whose high-level concept can probably best
be described as "What If Joe Schmo Got Elected to Run a Big, Important,
Dangerous Country?", features what FOX terms "the ultimate practical joke"
being sprung on an unsuspecting would-be reality show contestant nation.
The contestant, the American Public who believe they are participating in a
reality show in which they and their fake fellow contestant "president" must
convince the other nations of the world that they "elected" an
underachieving frat-boy to lead the world's most powerful and dangerous
nation. If they can convince everyone of the legitimacy of their
'president's' regime and make it through the 4 year term of office, the
foreign diplomat visits, the international state visits, the press
conferences without anyone discovering the truth, they win $1,000,000.
The catch is that unbeknownst to the American Public, "Bush," the other
reality contestant who is pretending to be their president, is actually a
paid actor, as are all his policy advisors. And the big fat obnoxious
"Leader of the Free World" and his fellow actors will test the limits of
America's and friends and allies with their shocking behavior.
The show is scheduled to wrap up in the autumn of 2004, but Fox executives,
bolstered by the unprecedented success of "President", are already planning
and even more audacious successor...MY BIG FAT OBNOXIOUS EMPIRE